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  • Lady Gaga, left, and fashion designer Donatella Versace arrive to the attend Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)

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  • Fly on the wall at Prada and Schiaparelli's table

    Like bookends, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada sit at opposite ends of a long, elegant table for their chat. There are crystal wineglasses and an ornate chandelier. They cover fashion, of course, but get into broader topics of politics and exotic places, feminism and popular culture.

  • Designers Prada, Schiaparelli in new Met exhibit

    Miuccia Prada never met her designing compatriot Elsa Schiaparelli in life but the two are being united in an exhibit on the sidelines of Milan Fashion Week.

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  • Schiaparelli says the top of an outfit is the most important because in her day (the 1930s-'40s), when Cafe Society was all the rage, women were seen only from the waist up, sitting at a restaurant table.

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  • "Curiously enough, in spite of (my) apparent craziness and love of fun and gags, (my) greatest fans were the ultra-smart and conservative women, wives of diplomats and bankers, millionaires and artists, who liked severe suits and plain black dresses," Schiaparelli was quoted from her autobiography "Shocking Life."

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